Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership (Paperback)
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This book lucidly illustrates how a leader can bring out the very best in people by coaching them, and how coaching can unleash creativity as well as innovation while inspiring teams to play to their potential. It also examines how coaching helps leaders maintain a fine balance between managing and guiding, and between appraising and supporting their teammates. While many excellent books have been written about leadership, talent, and coaching, this is a rare book that stands boldly at the intersection of leadership and coaching. This is a book for our times. Businesses are facing a new reality, characterized by a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world. This new reality has forced organizations to depart from conventional command-and-control practices to a completely new model - a model in which leaders support and guide, rather than instruct and control, their team members. Exploring some of the key ingredients of impactful leadership, Coaching offers tips and tricks, backed by research and incisive insights, on how to become an effective leader-coach. Peppered with interesting anecdotes and analogies, drawn from sports, performing arts and other walks of life, the book is a breezy read. Interviews with corporate leaders and academics further enrich the narrative. Guaranteed to make for a very interesting read, the book will be useful to leaders, aspiring leaders and especially those that wish to transition from being just good leaders to extraordinary ones.
About the Author
An alumna of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Ruchira Chaudhary straddles the corporate and academic worlds—she is a leading executive coach, adjunct faculty at several top tier business schools and runs a boutique consulting firm focused on organizational strategy solutions. Ruchira's diverse and eclectic background in mergers & acquisitions, organizational effectiveness and strategy execution, coupled with two decades of experience in emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, helps her grasp challenging people issues. During her corporate career, Ruchira held leadership roles in Medtronic and AIG in Singapore, Qatar Telecom (now Oredoo) in Qatar and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in India. Her consulting repertoire spans multinationals, government agencies and leading local businesses across industries. Ruchira teaches and frequently coaches MBA students, and senior business executives as affiliate faculty at several business schools----SMU, NUS and IMD in Singapore, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Asia and most recently, London Business School. Ruchira frequently gets featured in and writes for leading business journals. She has authored a series of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching articles for the Mint and also writes a regular column for them. Ruchira earned a bachelor's degree in Economics (Honours) from the University of Delhi, a master's in communications management and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a concentration in strategy. She divides her time between Singapore and India.
'Knowing how to coach others is a powerful tool. Ruchira Chaudhary's book "Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership" is a clear and crisp guide to a core element of strong leadership: helping others up their game.' —Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook, and founder, LeanIn.org and OptionB.org